Monday, 8 June 2009

Lucky 13

Quick reminder!

That cheerful chap 'Lucky 13' is back again, ACEM have just published the latest in the series of cartoons, all (so far) available here.

In case you wondered - I hadn't a clue - ACEM is:

ACEM, the Motorcycle Industry in Europe, is the professional body representing the interests and combined skills of 11 powered two wheelers (PTWs) manufacturers producing a total of 24 motorcycle and moped brands, and 15 national associations out of 13 European countries, representing a turn-over of €10bn and guaranteeing jobs to over 200.000 people.

The product range goes from small 50cc town vehicles, up to motorcycles of 1000cc and over. Our products are divided into different segments such as moped, scooter, super-sport, touring, commuter, custom, traditional and off-road bikes.
ACEM members are responsible for 90% of the European production which touched the 2.5 million units landmark at the end of 2007.

PTW sector represents an added value of more than 1.5 bn EURO per year, of which ACEM members are responsible for 90% of the total production and up to 95% of the total market in Europe.

ACEM was created in 1994 by the merger of two Associations of manufacturers of motorised two-wheelers, namely:
• COLIMO (Comité de Liaison de l'Industrie du Motocycle) established in 1962 and composed of eight national associations;
• ACEM (Association des Constructeurs Européens de Motocycles) founded in 1990 by the eight main European companies in the field.

Upon its creation, the manufacturers of motorcycles in Europe decided to maintain the name ACEM as a sign of continuity of their presence in Brussels, whose legal identity is Groupement Européen d'Interêt Economique according to European law.

The role of ACEM has expanded with the development of importance of European legislation and activities within all member countries. Therefore it is essential for ACEM to have a broad view of the complex economy, social, political, technical and legal issues surrounding European integration, regulation, harmonisation and trade. All these issues represent a great challenge for the motorcycle industry.


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